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DBEDT Applauds PUC’s Approval of GEMS Program Financing OrderPosted on September 5, 2014 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- The Public Utilities Commission has approved the State of Hawaii to issue up to $150 million in bonds to provide low-cost capital for a proposed loan program that would expand access to solar photovoltaic systems and other clean energy improvements for Hawaii consumers.
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State of Hawaii Honored with National Energy Award for Third Consecutive YearPosted on September 2, 2014 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
State Energy Office -- Hawaii was recognized for the third consecutive year by the Energy Services Coalition as the nation’s leader for per capita investment in energy performance contracting (EPC).
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State Remains Optimistic on Economic GrowthPosted on August 21, 2014 in Newsqser-blue
In its third quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) revised Hawaii economic growth upward due primarily to the prevailing low inflation rate.
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State Data Book 2013 Now Available on DBEDT WebsitePosted on August 14, 2014 in News2013 State of Hawaii Data Book
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released the 2013 edition of the State of Hawaii Data Book. The resource is available on the DBEDT website at dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/databook.
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State to Conduct Consumer Expenditure SurveyPosted on August 14, 2014 in NewsExpenditures
DBEDT will be conducting a Consumer Expenditure Survey that will be mailed to randomly selected Honolulu households this month.
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Hawaii Green Business Awards Honor Energy Efficiency Efforts Across the StatePosted on July 11, 2014 in NewsGreen Business Program
State Energy Office -- The state honored 13 businesses and nine events today for their outstanding and innovative clean energy efforts at the 2014 Hawaii Green Business Awards.
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GreenSun Hawaii Loan Program Finances $3 Million in Solar Installations StatewidePosted on July 7, 2014 in NewsGreenSun Hawaii
State Energy Office -- GreenSun Hawaii, a loan program administered by the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC), has reached the $3 million milestone of loans issued. The latest round of funding included the program’s first-ever commercial loan of $167,500 for a non- profit organization.
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DBEDT Files Applications with PUC to Implement Green Energy Market Securitization ProgramPosted on June 9, 2014 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- DBEDT has filed two applications with the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) seeking approval to move forward with the Abercrombie Administration’s Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program, which will make solar panels and other clean energy improvements more accessible and affordable to Hawaii consumers.
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Hawaii Applauds Obama Administration’s Climate Change Rules for Power Plants–Rest of the Country Following Hawaii’s LeadPosted on June 2, 2014 in Newsclimate change map
State Energy Office -- The White House today released new rules under the Clean Air Act governing what existing power plants must do to reduce earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
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‘HI Growth Initiative’ Establishes Financing Pipeline for Hawaii’s Tech IndustryPosted on May 29, 2014 in NewsHI Growth Initiative
The Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) today announced the State of Hawaii’s $4.5 million commitment to Startup Capital Ventures II, a Hawaii- and California-based fund that will provide investment capital to help Hawaii technology companies scale.
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